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Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...
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2answers
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Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
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0answers
160 views

Upgrading Windows XP to Vista to Windows 7

Okay I am trying to do an in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, via Vista, but I am running into a problem. I put my Vista disc in for the initial upgrade but when I get to the part where it asks ...
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0answers
104 views

Have XP upgrading to Windows 8 and then to 8.1: Should I run both the Windows 8 and 8.1 upgrade assistant to check for compatibility? Will this work?

I found Windows 8 Pro for 1/3 the price of 8.1 Core, and with the free upgrade, I am going this route to get Windows 8.1 Pro cheaper than 8.1 Core. I'm currently working out the issues with security ...
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3answers
541 views

Upgrade Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Ive got a computer with windows XP 32bit installed on it and I want to upgrade/clean install it to Windows 7 64bit. I've tried the following: booting from the CD booting from USB I changed the ...
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1answer
2k views

Can a Windows 7 OEM disk be used to upgrade (no clean install) from XP

I'm currently running Windows XP Pro on my PC. I'm looking at upgrading (no clean install) to windows 7. So I was looking at buying a OEM version online. Is it possible to upgrade with an OEM disk OR ...
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2answers
617 views

Can I reuse my Office 2010 licence key when upgrading my OS to 8?

As some others have been doing, I have been procrastinating upgrading my operating system. A lot. I'm still on XP (Don't laugh, I can't see spending the money), and since MS is pulling the plug on ...
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0answers
23 views

Installing a hdd with Windows 7 already on it into a Thinkpad T60

My T60 is running Windows XP Pro on a 100 gig HDD. I want to install a 320 GB hdd with Windows 7 already on it from a broken gateway. Can this be done?
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2answers
441 views

Upgrading to windows 8 from a dead windows xp machine

I have a HP machine with a dead but genuine OEM Windows XP installation. I have purchased a new machine without an OS pre-installed. Can I get a Windows 8 Upgrade License by using the old machine's ...
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2answers
137 views

Is a memory upgrade a viable option to fix performance issues?

I'm currently seeing my PC getting bogged down by Firefox 11.0 alone with only one hundred tabs open. Resulting in a memory use of over 530M , VM size of over 800M and an insane amount of page faults ...
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1answer
80 views

Upgrading Graphics Card Process

I want to make sure I do this right and do not have issue. I just purchased a video card and when it arrives I should: Uninstall old video card drivers completely. Physically install new video card. ...
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1answer
99 views

How is my system capable of using more RAM than stated in its specification?

I have a Dell GX520 Optiplex model (mini tower) and upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB. Although the Dell specification states 2 DIMM slots Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400 ...
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1answer
188 views

'Upgrading' from XP to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade from XP Professional to Windows 7 XP to Windows 7 upgrade, WITHOUT reinstalling stuff I need to upgrade a lot of PCs from XP to 7. I'm aware I can't do a ...
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1answer
941 views

Is it possible to remove all partitions when upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7?

I bought a Windows 7 upgrade version to upgrade a laptop with Windows XP. The upgrade needs to be done with a clean install, and I would like to change the partitions as well. Microsoft explains (in ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I resolve a non-genuine version of Windows XP without a complete reinstall?

My situation I have a legal Windows XP Installation disk I don't want to reinstall I am trying to do the right thing by letting an acquaintance use a legitimate version of Windows XP instead of ...
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1answer
367 views

Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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1answer
65 views

How would you go about packaging up an existing windows machine as a VM image?

I'm thinking of upgrading a machine from windows XP to Windows 7 I was wondering if there was a sensible way to package up the existing machine's OS/Data/Installed Apps so that I could load it up in a ...
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2answers
3k views

Maximum SATA hard drive for my machine?

I am considering adding a 2Tb SATA 2 hard drive to my machine. My motherboard is ECS KN1 SLI Extreme. It supports SATA2 and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG. I am running Windows XP SP3. Will ...
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Does Windows Easy Transfer act as a backup program?

I am planning an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 and am currently at the stage where I've finished copying my files on Windows XP. I am sceptical about moving on to the next stage (installing ...
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2answers
5k views

Outlook 2003 to 2010 upgrade/replacement. Best route?

I have a machine with Windows XP (SP3) and Office 2003. Can I remove Microsoft Office, install Office 2010 and expect my Outlook information to remain intact? If not, what is the best route to do ...
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2answers
780 views

HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC upgrade to Windows 7 64?

I have a HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC. With Windows XP Media Center 32bit. I also have 4gb of memory installed. Specs here: ...
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2answers
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Do I really have to re-install Windows XP, then Windows 7, to make my upgrade activate?

I had Windows XP Professional installed in a VMWare virtual machine on my Mac. I bought Windows 7 Professional to replace it, and installed it on a fresh virtual machine, then deleted the old XP VM ...
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3answers
2k views

Unable to create system partition or locate existing system partition during Windows-7 installation

I have Windows XP 32-bit installed on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with 2x 500gb drives in RAID1 using the NV RAID controller. On this there are 3 partitions (XP, XP backup and DATA) There are also 4x 500gb ...
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6answers
2k views

Can I purchase 'Upgrade' version of Windows 7 Professional if I have Windows XP Home edition?

It is not clear to me if I can buy the 'Upgrade' version of Windows 7 Professional if the version I have is Windows XP Home or whether I can only buy the non-upgrade 'Full' version. Everywhere I read ...
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4answers
872 views

Worth upgrading old laptop to Windows 7?

I have an old laptop [c.2007 Sony Vaio 1gb(supports 2gb) 1.83ghz duo core 17" 160gb] currently running xp. I have never rebuilt from scratch and now it's running like a dog - I also suspect the HDD ...
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2answers
197 views

will the Windows 7 upgrade edition deactivate my XP key?

I have an upgrade edition copy of win7 from my university, but if I use it on my XP machine - will I lose access to that XP key?
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1answer
405 views

Can I install XP SP3 over an XP SP2 with NOD32 installed?

I have installed ESET NOD32 v4.0 on a Windows XP SP2 and I would like to install SP3. Do I have to uninstall NOD32 before I upgrade to SP3?
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Office 2010 always reconfiguring itself on startup

I've just installed Office 2010 Professional Plus (upgrading from Office 2007). It works fine under my admin account, but when I login with my wifes non-admin account, every time I open a document or ...
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2answers
440 views

Installing Windows 7 upgrade adviser, get advpack.dll error

I'm trying to install the Windows 7 upgrade advisor on an XP 32-bit laptop. When I run the program, I get a message that says: "Error creating process... Reason: C:\Windows\system32\advpack.dll" Any ...
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6answers
263 views

Considering upgrade to Windows 7; need advice [closed]

All my systems are happily running Windows XP. I'm finally - grudgingly - installing SP3 on all of them since Microsoft has stopped developing patches for SP2. But XP doesn't have much life left. ...
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2answers
187 views

Upgrade Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit): Do I have to re-install all my applications?

If I'm upgrading, do I have to re-install all of my applications? I hope not. I don't see how re-installing the apps would help (except if the OS upgrade wipes/resets the registry)--the app files on ...
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1answer
654 views

Upgrading to Windows 7 and staying attached to a domain - via VPN

I want to upgrade my work laptop from XP to Windows 7. However I work several thousand miles away from the physical network and I connect each day via CheckPoint SecuRemote VPN software. How can I ...
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4answers
8k views

XP to Windows 7 upgrade, WITHOUT reinstalling stuff

I have a bit of an emergency on my hands. Uncle needs his PC upgraded to Windows 7, however I'm not too keen on reinstalling all his programs. I can't remember if I did a clean install on my PC, but I ...
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1answer
5k views

Upgrade Windows XP SP2 to SP3

How do I upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Service Pack 3?
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2answers
277 views

Upgrading Laptop HDD

I have an Acer Aspire 3500WLMi laptop. It currently has a 40gb hard drive which I would like to upgrade. Could someone talk me through the process? I've listed my concerns/queries: Can I buy and ...
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3answers
7k views

Upgrade PHP 5.1.x to 5.3.x with XAMPP for Windows

Using Windows XP SP3. I installed the xampp to d:\xampp. I started it and everything worked fine (at least the indications were good). I want to use MediaWiki and it says that it can't work with ...
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2answers
5k views

Windows XP Pro Upgrade version, but no previous version?

I've wiped an old PC and would like to put a copy of XP Pro upgrade edition on it. However, I no longer have my old XP Home and Windows 98 discs for when it asks for a previous version's disc. Any ...
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1answer
799 views

When I upgrade to Windows SP3 does it automatically upgrade IE6 to the latest version?

Is this a pre-packaged process or does SP3 only modify core windows files?
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2answers
87 views

Upgrading Windows

HI, Is it possible to install windows xp 64bit over an xp 32bit installation, like an upgrade as opposed to a new format, for the purpose of keeping all the data on the hard disk as I have no way to ...
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6answers
171 views

Should I upgrade to Windows 7 straight away from XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP? With the release of Vista there were a lot of initial problems with hardware and software not playing together ...
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745 views

Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP? [closed]

I've seen Vista come by, and while it looked cool, I assumed that it would run slower on my machine with the Aero theme. I also run my XP with animations, shadows and the like turned off, and also set ...